The new high-performance hot strip mill of HBIS Laoting Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., China, has been operating under full production conditions. HBIS group, a leading steel producer in China, can now produce a wide range of high-quality flat steel products at Laoting on a modern high-performance hot strip mill.

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  • Second EAF Quantum also is designed to produce two million metric tons of liquid steel per year and may be operated with a mixture of scrap of varying composition and HBI
  • Low electrical energy consumption per metric ton, low operating costs and CO 2 emissions
  • Two-strand continuous slab caster will be expanded to a capacity of 3.4 million metric tons of slabs per year
  • Total liquid steel capacity of nearly 4 million metric tons with two EAF Quantum furnaces
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  • The converter was replaced to optimize processes by increasing the volume of the vessel
  • The new equipment included a maintenance-free Vaicon Link 2.0 suspension system, tilting drive, bottom-stirring system, "dart" machine for slag retention, and a new basic automation system
  • Despite pandemic-related restrictions, the project ran on schedule and according to plan
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